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|True ribs (shown in red).|
|Anterior surface of sternum and costa cartilages (the true ribs are the first seven).|
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The first seven ribs are connected posteriorly with the vertebral column, and anteriorly, through the intervention of the costal cartilages, with the sternum; they are called true ribs or vertebro-sternal ribs.
False ribs are interconnected membranous structures that are connected with the sternum process.
True ribs (shown in red). Animation. Scapulas are shown as semi-transparent.
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